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Alyssa Aclcala and Katie Killbourne walk 4 blocks or more from their downtown office Monday, October 22, 2018 after purchasing 12 cases of water from CVS in Austin, Texas The city of Austin's water utility told all residents early Monday to boil water before using until the city's water treatment system is stabilized. Austin Water customers, which include residents in Austin, Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, need to boil water before drinking it, cooking with it or using it for ice until further notice, city officials said. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Austin boil-water notice could last 2 weeks, official saysNearly 900,000 people in Texas' capital may have to boil their tap water for two weeks as officials struggle to treat a water supply filled with silt, mud and debris after heavy rains and flooding
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Bonsai tree stolen in Hawaii after owner raised for decadesHawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent nearly 60 years caring for it
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A general look of the marquee outside of the Wanaque Center For Nursing And Rehabilitation, where New Jersey state Health Department confirmed the 18 cases of adenovirus, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Haskell, N.J. The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick. The facility has been told it can't admit any new patients until the outbreak ends. Adenoviruses usually just cause mild illnesses. But officials say this outbreak is particularly severe because it's affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems. They also note this strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab centerA severe viral outbreak at a rehabilitation center in New Jersey has left six children dead and 12 others sick
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New Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly speads during a meeting with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock at the state Capitol in Helena, Mont., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Sholly says he will not consider capping the number of visitors to the nation's first national park, but would consider looking at ways to reduce traffic. (AP Photo/Amy Beth Hanson)
Yellowstone superintendent won't consider visitor capsThe new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he won't consider capping the number of visitors to the nation's first national park, which is on pace to attract more than 4 million visitors for the fourth consecutive year
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In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 photo medicated High Chew edibles are shown on display and offered for sale at the cannabis-themed Kushstock Festival at Adelanto, Calif. Utah lawmaker Sen. Jim Dabakis drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize the medical use of marijuana in his state for individuals with qualifying medical conditions. Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reports Dabakis wanted to try cannabis before the vote. Dabakis selected an edible gummy bear for the test, saying legislators should at least try marijuana before it's up for vote next month. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana voteA Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming ballot proposal that would legalize medical marijuana in the state
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Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioidsMembers of the family behind a drug company are being sued over the toll of prescription opioid painkillers
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Melissa quarterback Brendon Lewis (1) runs the ball as Whitehouse's Michael Raabe (11) attempts to tackle him during a high school football game in Emory, Texas. Texas officials are requiring that the state's largest schools report concussions suffered by high school athletes in a move seen as the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes. The University Interscholastic League, Texas' governing body for public high school sports, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, ordered the schools to submit individual concussion reports. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)
Texas requires large schools to report player concussionsTexas officials are requiring that the state's largest schools report concussions suffered by high school athletes in a move seen as the nation's biggest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Azar says the number of drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic. But Azar cautioned in a speech Tuesday it’s too early to declare victory. Still, the health chief says toward the end of last year and through the beginning of this year, the number of deaths “has begun to plateau.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level offUS health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off, but it's too early to declare victory
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